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Giant

Sixty years later, George Stevens’s intimate epic Giant still seems like a wondrous anomaly: sweeping saga of American prosperity that reveals its racist underbelly; glorious star vehicle that upends rigid gender roles; modern Western that questions the validity of frontier land ownership.

In Search of the American Dream

Releasing a movie about a Mexican-American family torn apart by deportation during the 2016 presidential election, when immigration and a border wall are heated topics, might have been an indie-film coup if In Search of the American Dream weren’t so dated – or so inept.